The NCRC Open Fox Hunt has finished at Beavertail. A total of FIVE hidden transmitters were placed throughout the park. Multiple teams of hunters braved brambles and cool sea breezes to find the Foxes. From setup to takedown, the event took about 4 hours.
Congratulations to Paul, N1PSX, and Steve, KC1AQQ, who finished with the best score.
Many thanks to Jim, KA1ZOU, for organizing the event and to all those who participated.
Evil Jim, KA1ZOU, rides off to place the hidden foxes (music from Wizard of Oz playing)
Fox Control — Coordinating the activities
Two Pauls: Paul N1PSX on the left, and Paul K1YBE During setup
The Fredettes, Paul and Dave, using a HandiFinder to hunt
During the Fox Hunt presentation given by Jim, KA1ZOU, tonight, a poll of the members was given, and it seemed that having Fox Hunts on Thursday after work, or Sunday morning were the most popular choices.
With this in mind, we will be holding a practice Fox Hunt THIS THURSDAY, August 13, at 1900 (7 PM). Our rally point will be parking lot #4, which is the first parking lot you come to after passing in front of the lighthouse (the lot faces Newport).
Our objective is to allow people to try different antennas (loop, beam) and try their hand at finding a couple of hidden foxes.
We will have a few antennas available to try (beams and loops) and a few HTs to borrow.
We also made up eight short RG58 cables to hook up HTs to homebrew antennas with alligator clips. I you would like one, please let Jim know, and the cost is $5 to the club.
Finally, you can find information about Fox Hunting (gear, procedures, etc.) HERE